Slipknot, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, Etc. Members To Guest On Brian Posehn’s New Album “Grandpa Metal”

Brian Posehn has officially confirmed all of the special guests that will appear on his new comedy metal album “Grandpa Metal.” That effort will be released on February 14 and it will feature members of Slipknot, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, Soundgarden, and more. The full list of guests can be found below, along with the cover art and track listing.


  • Brendon Small (‘Metalocalypse‘, Dethklok)
  • Scott Ian (Anthrax)
  • Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour)
  • Jonathan Donais (Anthrax
  • Gary Holt (Exodus)
  • Jeff Pilson (Dokken)
  • Alex Skolnick (Testament)
  • Chuck Billy (Testament)
  • “Weird” Al Yankovic
  • Pearl Aday
  • Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)
  • Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things)
  • Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy)
  • Michael Starr (Steel Panther)
  • Jacob Bunton (Mars Electric)
  • Rob Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Aiden Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
  • Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head)
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses)
  • Jill Janus (Huntress)

“Grandpa Metal” Track Listing:

01. “Intro To Satan” (feat. Jacob Bunton)
02. “Satan’s Kind Of A Dick” (feat. Scott Ian & Gary Holt)
03. “Scary Nightmare”
04. “One Quarter Viking, Three Quarter’s Pussy” (feat. Scott Ian, Jon Donais & Johan Hegg)
05. “Big Fat Rock” (feat. Joe Trohman, Phil Demmel)
06. “My Phone Call With Weird Al” (feat. “Weird” Al Yankovic)
07. “Take On Me” (A-ha cover) (feat. Jill Janus, Chuck Billy, Brendon Small, Steve “Zetro” Souza, Rob Cavestany & Aiden Cavestany)
08. “Grandpa Metal” (feat. Scott Ian & Kim Thayil)
09. “New Music Sucks” (feat. Patrick Stump)
10. “New Music Sucks Reprise” (feat. Joe Trohman)
11. “Goblin Love” (feat. Scott Ian, Brendon Small & Jill Janus)
12. “Monster Mosh” (feat. Joe Trohman, Bumblefoot and Pearl Aday)
13. “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” (Ylvis cover) (feat. Corey Taylor and Michael Starr)
14. “Super Secret Track”

Posehn said the following about the album:

“The original concept for this album came from bands like Scatterbrain and S.O.D., and even Cheech and Chong. They all made music that was fun and funny, heavy music that also made you laugh.

I wanted this to be the ultimate comedy/metal record, a loving record that made fun of some of the things in heavy metal, so I called all my friends and asked for a bunch of favors.

There’s a Satan song, and there’s a Viking song, there’s one song that sounds like Black Metal, and then there’s one that sounds like a Van Halen party song. The intention was just to make a funny metal/comedy record for people who like both of those things.”

He also added:

“This was such a dream project for me. I wanted to take my time, I wanted it to be perfect, so it took us six years to complete. It’s the ‘Chinese Democracy‘ of comedy-metal records. And it didn’t cost thirteen million dollars to make.”

If you missed it, the first single from “Grandpa Metal”, Posehn’s cover of A-ha‘s “Take On Me”, can be found below:

Megadeth’s David Ellefson Premieres “Sleeping Giants” Video

Megadeth’s David Ellefson has premiered a new video for “Sleeping Giants.“ The song, which features Ellefson’s business partner Thom Hazaert, MC Daryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC), Steve Conley (Flotsam And Jetsam), Ethan Brosh, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), and Ilias Papadakis (Memorain), serves as the title track to Ellefson’s “More Life With Deth” companion album.

Hazaert commented:

“David had all these great instrumental songs laying around, and ‘Sleeping Giants’ was one of them. He suggested I write and record some vocals parts for them, so I called up DMC and asked if he’d want to collaborate with us on a track, and we got to work. I’ve always loved off the wall metal/hip-hop collaborations, ‘Judgement Night’, etc. And I think ‘Giants’ definitely draws from that. The song and video both ended up with a really cool aggressive, old-school New York hardcore/hip-hop. feel. It my book, it doesn’t get any more legendary than RUN DMC. And this was definitely one for the history books.”

Ellefson added:

“It was truly an honor to collaborate with DMC, and I think the track came out great. When Thom said DMC wanted to do a collaboration with us, I instantly thought of ‘Sleeping Giants’. And when he came out to Revolution in Amityville to perform with us, and shoot the video, it was an awesome energy. I think everyone there got a show they won’t ever forget.”

Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, I Prevail, Etc. Set For 2019 ShipRocked Cruise

The lineup has been revealed for the 10th annual ShipRocked Cruise, which is set to take place on January 26-31. The Carnival Valor will depart from Galveston, TX, with stops in Cozumel and The Yucatan in Mexico, and the following artists will be performing: Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, I Prevail, Nothing More, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust, Motionless In White, Atreyu, 10 Years, Tremonti, Nonpoint, Monster Truck, Skindred, Wilson, ’68, RavenEye, Hyro The Hero, Badflower, Them Evils, and Islander. In addition to those bands, the cruise’s all-star band, The Stowaways, will also perform. Here’s who will take part in that this time around: Otherwise’s Adrian Patrick & Ryan Patrick, Brian “Head” Welch (Korn), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Chris Warner (ex-Butcher Babies), CJ Pierce (Drowning Pool), Aranda’s Dameon Aranda & Gabe Aranda, Davey Suicide, David Ellefson (Megadeth), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche), Stitched Up Heart’s James Decker & Mixi Demner, Jerry Gaskill (King’s X), Ünloco’s Joey Duenas & Jorge Duenas, John Deservio (Black Label Society), John Tempesta (The Cult), Leo Moracchioli, Phil Buckman (Fuel), Schuylar Croom (He Is Legend), and P.O.D.’s Traa & Wuv. Comedian Brian Posehn will host, along with Kayla Riley, Big Jay Oakerson, and Ralph Sutton. It is also worth noting that Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch‘s “Loud Krazy Love” documentary will be screened on the cruise as well.

Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Ex-Dream Theater, Etc.) Premiere “Signs Of The Time” Video

Sons Of Apollo, the band featuring Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, etc.), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Art Of Anarchy, ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs), Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs), have premiered a new video for their song “Signs Of The Time.” This track is from the band’s debut album “Psychotic Symphony.” Portnoy commented:

“The ‘Signs Of The Time’ video was shot on the recent U.S. tour and is a good taste of what the band is like on stage. We are about to embark on the band’s first tour of Europe and the U.K. and can’t wait to bring this five-headed musical monster to our fans overseas all throughout the summer.”

Zakk Wylde, Bumblefoot, Etc. Cover Disney Songs For “Disney Super Guitar” Album

Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), George Lynch (Dokken, KXM, etc.), Paul Gilbert (MR. Big), Orianthi, and more have all contributed to a new album called “Disney Super Guitar.” The effort features the guitarists covering various Disney songs, and it can be purchased via Amazon.

“Disney Super Guitar” Track Listing:

01. Zakk Wylde – “Beauty And The Beast” [Beauty And The Beast]
02. Paul Gilbert – “Under The Sea” [The Little Mermaid]
03. Tak Matsumoto – “When You Wish Upon A Star” [Pinocchio]
04. Mike Orlando – “A Whole New World” [Aladdin]
05. Orianthi – “Someday My Prince Will Come” [Snow White And The Seven Dwarves]
06. George Lynch – “Hellfire” [The Hunchback Of Notre Dame]
07. Richie Kotzen – “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” [Lion King]
08. Jeff Watson – “Colors Of The Wind” [Pocahontas]
09. Phil X – “Chim Chim Cher-ee” [Mary Poppins]
10. Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal – “Reflection” [Mulan]

Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Ex-Dream Theater, Etc.) Premiere “Alive” Video, Add More Dates To 2018 World Tour

Sons Of Apollo, the band featuring Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, etc.), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Art Of Anarchy, ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs), Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs), have premiered a new video for their song “Alive.” This track is from the band’s debut album “Psychotic Symphony,” which is available now.

In other news, the group have also added more dates to their world tour:

04/05 – Monterrey, Mexico – Escena
04/08 – Santiago, Chile – Teatro Teleton
04/10 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Groove
04/12 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Opiniao Bar
04/14 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Tropical Butanta
04/15 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Music Hall
04/19 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/20 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
04/21 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
04/22 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
04/24 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
04/25 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
04/27 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
04/28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
04/29 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
04/30 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
05/02 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
05/03 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theatre
05/04 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
05/05 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
05/07 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
05/08 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
05/09 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
05/11 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
05/12 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
05/13 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
05/15 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
05/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
05/17 – Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre
05/18 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
05/19 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
06/22 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
06/23 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop
06/24 – Milan, Italy – Teatro Degli Arcimbodi
06/27 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
06/30 – Barcelona, Spain – Be Prog My Friend
07/01 – Maidstone, UK – Rambling Man Festival
07/02 – Motherwell, UK – Motherwell Concert Hall
07/03 – Belfast, UK – Limelight
07/04 – Dublin, UK – Tivoli Variety Theatre
07/14 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo MetalFest
08/03 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
08/18 – Warsaw, Poland – Prog In Park
08/19 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra Track
09/19 – Moscow, Russia – Glavclub
09/22 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria – Roman Amphitheater (with Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony)
09/24 – Athens, Greece – Fuzz Club

Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Ex-Dream Theater, Etc.) Premiere “Lost In Oblivion” Video

Sons Of Apollo, the band featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, etc.), guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Art Of Anarchy, ex-Guns N’ Roses), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs), have premiered a new video for their song “Lost In Oblivion.” This track is from the band’s debut album “Psychotic Symphony,” which was released today (October 20).

Portnoy commented:

“I can’t believe it’s finally here!!! The SONS OF APOLLO debut album is finally out today! This album has a little bit of something for everybody… classic rock, metal, prog…it’s a musical feast for the ears!

“To prime everybody for the release, we’re excited to debut the video for ‘Lost In Oblivion’. This song is full-on energy, excitement and shred! From that crazy double-bass drum pattern that took me forever to perfect to the insane bass and guitar unisons throughout the song, to Jeff’s always-hooky chorus… this song is another great example of what this band is about.”